Voice Over Artist
Voice Over Artist Career Option
Most of you must have the memories of those days when only DD was the only means of visual electronic entertainment. One channel, limited number of programmes, only Hindi or English. Now the scenario is changed, you find numbers of channels in each language.
If we consider the multilingual nature of our country there is a great demand of voice over artistes. As I have already written in number of other articles that since these TV channels have target audiences in their regional languages, their TRPs have shot up considerably.
Some of the larger film and television production houses nowadays have their own dubbing departments where they produce a single programme in number of languages to cater to whole of the nation and also other countries.
All major TV serials or Films which were originally made in Hindi now have been dubbed in various regional languages.
Even you see South Indian Films being dubbed in Hindi. All new Hollywood films get to same day release in Hindi as well.
You are reading this article as you have some desire in any corner of heart to be a voice dubbing artiste. You feel you have the command over the language and want to begin with. See, as a dubbing or voice over artiste you should not be only fluent in the language but also versatile enough to match your inflection, lip sync, tone & pauses to synchronize with the gestures and body language of the character in the original soundtrack or visuals.
Clarity of your diction, clarity of your voice, dialogue delivery and emotion in your voice are the key differentiators of a dubbing pro. Another thing you learn with experience is to match your dialogues according to the original time scale, particularly in animation or Muppet dubbings. Command and translation ability in both source and target language helps the dubbing artist considerably as he/she can manipulate the choice of words slightly without harming the sense of the dialogue.
Very few institutions offer courses in this field of voice-over-Artist. Institutes imparting training in radio jockey/ acting also provide good knowledge about voice modulation. Such institutions are Institutes for Voice Modulation in Bangalore, AAROHA- the Center for Voice and Performance Empowerment in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Apart from this, a person can also learn on his/her own by recording his/her voice and then scrutinizing it for the qualities required for a voice-over artist